How best can I fill or finish the curved wood surround (new wood)
of a halfmoon window before painting? The grain of the material
is fore-and-aft i.e. across the grain of the whole (plywood?) surround
bent in a half circle (diam. 40 inches) for the halfmooon. Large grainy
fissures are obvious in the material, when you look closely.
The aim is a reasonably smooth surface that can be
painted like the other (non-curved) parts of the window trim.
The DAP filler I use outdoors seems too stiff to fill this surface,
i.e. would have to be rubbed in, inch by inch, with a small spatula.
Is there some sort of a semiliquid filler that can be painted on with
a brush, then hand-sanded when dry, to produce a smooth
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